Phoebe Lewis-Carptener, 14, gives an insight into the second ever Mind, Body and Soul Festival at The Big Sheep.

The Big Sheep’s Mind, Body and Soul Festival has been hailed a success for the second year running.

After last year’s success, both stallholders and visitors were eager to delve back into the friendly, buzzing environment of the festival.

The festival gives visitors the opportunity to find out ways in which to nourish the mind, body and soul.

Diversity is a key component of the festival, from Christian prayer groups and mediums to massage clinics and crystal caverns; the festival had it all.

With easy access to all the stalls, refreshments and helpful staff, everyone felt welcomed and included.

The festival was described by Lori Stamp, from Arbonne International, as a community of ‘likeminded people coming together for the benefit of everyone’.

Lori said: “It was enjoyable for us as well as the customers.”

Debra Simmons, running a Random Acts of Kindness stall, said: “Both the staff and the visitors are the loveliest people I’ve met.”

Gary Lloyd, from Wellbeing Bristol, was running a stall for the first time.

He said: “People have been really nice, it’s almost like there is a spiritual ambiance in the room.”

The smell of delicious curry from Big Pot Kitchen and the aroma of incense mixed with the gentle hum of everyone together really does create a lovely homely and spiritual atmosphere for all to enjoy.

With wonderful stallholders, food and things to experience, there is something to cater for everyone.

Make sure to keep an eye out for next year’s Mind, Body and Soul dates so you can join in on the experience as well.